“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?” ~ Garth Nix
As a young girl in school, I always liked to look our religion teacher in the eye when she mentioned destiny, I wanted to see whether her eyes shined and if I can see her’s somehow.
The knowledge of destiny confused me, a battle of logic continued to play in my mind, until a distraction shuts it quiet for now; if I am destined to something, why should I work hard and bother to be ambitious?
In adulthood, I decided to reach an agreement to call the battle off. I told myself I am destined to something amazing, but I need to be ambitious to choose what it was and how soon do I want it.
It gave me slight comfort, but then opened the question of “Is this the path I want or maybe take a turn? Maybe this is just a practice route to my destiny”?
As my mind entertained these discussions, leaving me thinking aimlessly, my heart took charge and announced: “You will know your destiny once you are there, now work on it”
“And to accept destiny is to face life with open eyes,
Whereas not to accept destiny is to face death blindfold.
He who is open-eyed is open-minded,
he who is open-minded is open-hearted,
He who is open-hearted is kingly,
He who is kingly is godly,
He who is godly is useful,
He who is useful is infinite,
He who is infinite is immune,
He who is immune is immortal.” ّّّ~ Lao Tzu